Barbara B. Appelbaum is available for speaking events and interviews on how to be proactive in your health care versus being reactive in your sick care as well as all aspects of an integrative approach to wellness and healthful aging.  To contact Barbara to schedule an interview or speaking engagement, email:
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Segment ideas:

  • Learning to be proactive in our health care versus reactive in our sick care
  • Staving off age-related disease as we get older
  • Decreasing stress and improving wellbeing with simple lifestyle and nutritional changes
  • Learning to overcome adversity and recognize the gift. Shifting perspective from “Why me?” to “What’s next?”


Short Bio:

Barbara B. Appelbaum, ACC, MBA, MAT, author of Live in Wellness Now, is a dedicated wellness coach, consultant, and speaker, whose genuine compassion, expertise and first-hand knowledge helps wake people up to living their lives so they can learn to be present, be purposeful and be well. Her greatest wish is to never hear a person say, “I should be taking better care of myself.” Start living a healthy life now!
Barbara lives in Deerfield, IL and works with clients from all over the country.

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Sample Introduction:

In the blink of an eye, life can change, especially as we age. The question is, “will you react to it or will you respond to it?” Today’s guest, Barbara B. Appelbaum, knows what it’s like to have the proverbial rug pulled out from under her and be faced with a life altering health crisis. As a wellness coach, consultant, speaker and author of “Live in Wellness Now; a Proactive Guide to Living Well,” she will teach you how to respond to and manage your health care instead of reacting to your sick care so you can learn to be present, be purposeful and be well.


Sample Interview Questions:

  1. What inspired you to write Live in Wellness Now?
  2. Why is it so important for people to be proactive in their health care?
  3. Can you tell us why this is particularly relevant to Baby Boomers?
  4. Why is it important “how” we age?
  5. What can we “do” about it? Can we really influence or control that process?
  6. What does it mean when you say “integrative” approach to healthcare?
  7. How is it possible that lifestyle and nutrition can impact us so much?
  8. How does a prepared patient differ from one that doesn’t pay attention?
  9. Can you expand upon being your own advocate?
  10. You talk about the mind-body-spirit connection. We hear a lot about that but what does it really mean?
  11. How can we find out more information about how to achieve a mind-body-spirit connection in our lives?


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Barbara B. Appelbaum, ACC, MBA, MAT

Motivational Speaker & Published Author Living with MS

Inspiring Hope through Mindful Health & a Meaningful Life

Appelbaum Wellness LLC


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